Working from home or in the workplace, you are making important contributions to our national response to COVID-19. Your work is invaluable.

Nearly 70 Purchasing Officers (in the Purchasing Group) have been deemed critical by Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC), as they are rapidly procuring emergency products that are being delivered to hospitals and communities through Canada. More on this soon.

Our Commerce Officers (CO) from the Department of Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISEDC), have been tasked to get Canadian manufacturers producing and delivering emergency products in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.

Through the Regional Economic Development Canada Agency offices, COs are delivering Strategic Innovation Funds, providing economic assistance to small and medium-sized businesses. Through the Canada Emergency Business Account, COs are providing support to businesses to get through the COVID-19 crisis. 

AVs everywhere are stepping up to support! You are each doing great work. As your AV executives, stewards and members – we want to thank all of you who are assisting in the fight against this worldwide pandemic.

Please continue to practice social distancing and follow public health guidelines in your region. 

Our website is up-to-date with all the information you need on COVID-19 and your workplace.